Have I ever mentioned how dismal I am at math?
This project is a special request from our #2 son and daughter-in-love and this is the pattern they have chosen...
The pattern itself isn't a problem (and thankfully is a relatively easy one to stitch). My huge problem arises with trying to get this pattern,which finishes at 56"x70", translated into one that will be useable on a king-sized bed. I should (hah!!) be able to increase the number of blocks until it comes out to the right size. BUT (and here's the kicker) I don't know how much fabric to even consider buying in order to make a quilt that large. (According to the pattern the blocks end up finishing about 10" square).
The other issue is that the pattern calls for purchasing a 'jelly roll' which I am unable to do (and wouldn't know how many I'd need to buy to increase the original pattern to a king size). They don't sell jelly rolls in the colours that the kids want anyway, so it's not an issue. That means I will have to buy the fabric in yardage and will need to buy a minimum of five different ones for the blocks alone (and, to be honest, I expect at least ten would be better). Because I have to travel a considerable distance to get the fabric I need to be certain I buy enough. If the kids wanted a scrappy look it would be much easier, but they have chosen tone-on-tone white and trying to find enough variety in those 'colours' could be a tricky thing as well.
This is where I throw it out to you and beg for any help you can provide. Any suggestions, advice, knowledge you'd be willing to share? I really am hoping someone will have this pattern already drawn up in the correct size so that it's easy to follow (read that....no math!!!!!).
Thank you, in advance!!!!
Today the quote is from John Lennon.... "I get by with a little help from my friends"